Gibraltar Port Granted Ecoport Status

Date: 19th October 2015
Gibraltar Port Granted Ecoport Status

The Gibraltar Port has recently been granted Ecoport status, as recognition of its efforts to mitigate environmental impacts and to promote sustainable development by the European Sea Ports Organisation. The Port’s Environmental Health and Safety Advisor, Andrew Teuma, also recently attended the 10th European Greenport Conference held in Copenhagen where he had the opportunity to meet with representatives from the European Sea Ports Organisation and members of the Ecoport community.

The Minister for the Port, The Hon Paul Balban stated:
“It is gratifying to see our thriving port community taking the right steps to improve its green credentials in line with the government’s wider environmental strategy.”

Minister for the Environment Dr John Cortes commented:
"We have always said that in this Government every Minister carries an environmental portfolio and I am so pleased that in such a crucial area as our Port we have achieved this status. I would like to congratulate all concerned and Gibraltar as a whole. This is proof that development and the environment, in the right hands, can clearly go together."

Commodore Bob Sanguinetti, CEO and Captain of the Port commented:
“I am delighted to see that Gibraltar has gained Ecoport status – this represents the first step in the Port Authority’s pursuit of improving its environmental management with certification under the only port-sector specific environmental management standard which is independently verified by Lloyds Register.”

Note to Editors: More details about Ecoport can be found at: http://www.ecoports.com/about